Plan Your Visit - Driving Directions, Parking, Public Transportation - Lyric Opera of Chicago

Plan Your Visit

Welcome to Lyric Opera of Chicago, performing in the Ardis Krainik Theatre of the Civic Opera House, on the northwest corner of Madison and Wacker! Use the menu to the left to access detailed information on a variety of topics that will help make your experience as enjoyable and hassle-free as possible.

All ticket-holders are encouraged to join us early for an engaging and informative pre-opera talk. Talks begin one hour prior to curtain for each performance (except Opening Night).

Get detailed information on Lyric's dining options and nearby restaurants, driving directions, and parking and transit information. We also provide information on opera running times, advance reservations for valet parking, and special hotel rates for our out-of-town guests.

Dine at Lyric

Enjoy two fabulous restaurants at the Civic Opera House: The Sarah and Peer Pedersen Room and the Florian Opera Bistro. (Open only on performance dates to ticket holders)

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Pre-Opera Talks

Free 30-minute talks for ticket-holders one hour prior to curtain for all operas.

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Getting to Lyric

Find driving directions, parking options, information on public transportation, and more.

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